Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold



My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began,
So is it now I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow old
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man:
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

by William Wordsworth Share

4 comments:

Jeff said...

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

elena maria vidal said...

That's beautiful, too.

Anonymous said...

When we had this poem in English class, back in the enlightened ages when I went to school and we discussed poetry, we spent a lot of time analyzing the line "the child is father to the man".

elena maria vidal said...

Interesting!